Doctor Q&A for Dr. Neelesh Tipnis

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
It's gluten free: Watermelon is gluten free. Just don't cut the melon with your bread knife and cutting board!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Yes and No: Both Aciphex (rabeprazole) and Prilosec are strong acid blockers in a drug category called proton pump inhibitors. They are chemically different and h... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
No, you can't catch : Gerd is caused by a weakness in the lower esophageal sphincter, the valve between the stomach and esophagus (food pipe). This allows acid to leak back... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Yes, but...: It is common for people with fast moving GI tracts to have stools colored by foods recently eaten. However, if you are concerned, have your stool test... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Yes: Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition. In other words, with auto-immune conditions, the body's immune system is responding incorrectly and attack... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Imodium (loperamide) not for acid: Imodium (loperamide) is an opiod (narcotic) antagonist. It is designed to help decrease the contractions of the muscles of the stomach, intestine and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Milk coats acid: Milk helps acid reflux by coating the esophagus and stomach, providing some protection against acid. The calcium and bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate)... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Breastm milk is norm: Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates breast milk production. Prolactin increases during pregnancy. It is normal for some women to begin producing ... Read More
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